on this day and celebrating all that she sacrificed to allow for me to be where I am today. She passed away on Nov. 2, 1993 at the age of 91.
Has its roots in your warmth, love,
As your health failed you –
You came to live with us in California
And we were blessed with
Your stubbornness, your laughing smile.
There were so many times
That you wanted to go home –
“Ya me voy, Ya es tiempo de irme,”
You would say.
Although your memory could not
Quite tell you where you
Wanted to go,
You knew that California
Was not your home.
In your last days, you repeated
To me, “Ya es tiempo de irme.”
And now – I know where you have been –
And how far you have come.
You are back home near the East Side Barrio
Of Colorado now
Where your friends are—
Where you don’t have to suffer anymore.
The rows are not so long now –
And, I know that
You can see more than life has to give.